Midlothian ISD’s assistant principals participate in an Assistant Principal Academy. In the 2010-11 school year, there is one Academy session for the first semester and two sessions in the spring semester. One of the tasks in the first meeting was to answer three questions: (1) Why did you become an educator?, (2) What’s the best thing about being [an assistant] principal?, and (3) What’s really special about your school? Each Assistant Principal will be featured in a separate blog with the answers to the questions.
Our first assistant principal to be featured is Mr. Gordon Butler, Walnut Grove Middle School.
Q: Why did you become an educator?
“I had a [tough] time in [one school setting] … I vowed to make education better for others.”
Q: What’s the best thing about being [an assistant] principal?
Seeing the larger picture vs being isolated in the class.
Q: What’s really special about your school?
The youthful energy that our school has and the expectations that we (teachers, administration, parents, students) all have …”